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S.F.’S Bed Bug Battle A War Without End SF Gate 2009


When she and her husband moved into an upscale apartment in an “emerging” neighborhood near Civic Center, Katie Beckheyer may have had some concerns about crime, gritty streets and panhandlers. But she never expected what would be the ....



Affinities: The Buzz Killers SF Magazine 2015


San Francisco’s Mosquito Abatement Courier team—otherwise known as MAC—is not your typical bike gang. Clad in neon vests and Chrome shorts, toting panniers packed with larvicide and yard-long application wands, its members pedal ....



These Colorful Dots Are For Your Health KQED 2017


You know when you first notice something, and then you can’t ever “unnotice” it? A year ago that happened to Zak Brazen when he noticed a pattern in several local communities. He asked Bay Curious …

“Why Are T....



Invasion Of The Bed Bugs 48hills 2009


Pub date September 16, 2009

Writer John Eastland

Section News & Opinion

Issue Volume 42 Number 51 Issue Volume 43 Number 51

news@sfbg.comEditor’s Note: The writer has penned this story under a pseudonym because of....



Richmond Confidential Coming To A Bed Near You Richmond Confidential 2010


Halloween is over, but that doesn’t mean blood-sucking creatures that come out at night should be forgotten. Bedbugs are everywhere–from luxury hotels to movie theaters to dorm rooms–and no one is immune.“My mother has them....



How IPM Helps Beat Bed Bugs In Multi-Family Housing Pest Management Professional 2017


Luis Agurto Jr., president of San Francisco-based Pestec, and his team work with like-minded partners that take the principles of integrated pest management (IPM) seriously and want to practice pest prevention, particularly as it pertains ....



How Dotspotting Began With Colored Dots On Drains In San Francisco MediaShift 2011


In some ways you could say that the Dotspotting project started with San Francisco’s sewage and drain system. A few years ago I started noticing some strange dot markings on the curbs of city sidewalks, directly above the storm drains like t....



Rat Complaints In San Francisco Have Surged Over The Past Five Years SF Gate 2017


A rat race of sorts is happening in San Francisco, where rodent complaints have surged in the past five years.Since 2012, San Franciscans have steadily reported more rat sightings to 311, San Francisco’s official site for information and com....



Pestec Expands ContraPest® In California To Serve The Bay Area Senestech 2019


FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., May 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES), a developer of proprietary technologies for managing animal pest populations through fertility control, announced today that Pestec, an industry leader in environme....



Accidental Curb Art Of The Day: Mosquito Abatement Paint Dots Bloomberg CityLab 2012


San Francisco-based designer Nick Foster noticed something unusual right next to his city’s storm drains — paint dots.

Posted on his blog, this 40-image montage of sidewalk shots showcases the markings of S.F.’s Mosquito A....



Who You Gonna Call? An Exterminator Dumps The Chemicals And Gets Creative Utne Reader 2008


Who You Gonna Call?

An exterminator dumps the chemicals and gets creative

by Laura Wright, from OnEarth| January / February 2008

Using a stethoscope in a hospital is not a strange thing to do, unless, of course, you’re in the p....



Pestec Receives Prestitious IPM Innovator Award From California Department Of Pesticide Regulation EcoWise 2008


News

Ecowise News

EcoWise Certified Launches Exciting New Online Course!

California Pest Management Professionals can now be certified as EcoWise IPM Practitioners through an Online Course. The course also provides IPM Training and 2 hours ....



Pestec Adopts ContraPest For Rat Control Pest Management Professional Magazine 2019


San Francisco, Calif.-based Pestec added SenesTech Inc.’s ContraPest solution to its integrated pest management program for use in popular locations within the San Francisco Bay area. SenesTech develops technologies for managing animal pest ....



IPM Innovators – 2008 Award Winners California Department Of Pesticide Regulation 2008


The 2008 IPM Innovators AwardsBack to IPM Innovator Award Winners PageThe 2008 Awardees are: FreshSense, Fresno County

FreshSense is building the market for sustainably produced fruit and motivating growers to adopt more environmentally fr....



Bedbugs Bounce Back: Outbreaks In All 50 States SF Gate 2007


Walter has stopped hugging his friends. He is throwing out his clothes and furniture, and he rarely comes out of his Tenderloin hotel room anymore.He’s not suicidal, but darn near. He has bedbugs.Nearly eradicated in the United States 50 yea....



That We Might Be Protected From Predators SF Gate 2014


Kristopher Brown, who you might see pedaling around San Francisco from mid-February to the end of October, has worked for Pestec for about four years, since he came to the city. If you want to know about the city’s geography, he’s the ....



How Best To Snag And Destroy Bedbugs? NPR 2019


Summer is a time of travel and fun. But with every bed an exhausted traveler falls into after a day of sightseeing, the chances of bringing home an unwanted bug increase.Bedbugs don’t fly or jump or come in from your garden. They crawl very ....



Award-Winning Pest Management Company Turns To Burrtec Solutions Burrtec USA 2019


Pestec is a second-generation family owned and operated pest management company, which was started by my father in 1985.

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT OUR CUSTOMER SUPPORT? LET’S START OFF WITH INFORMATION ABOUT PESTEC. CAN YOU PROVIDE A HI....



New UC IPM Online Course Helps Schools And Child Care Centers Follow The Healthy Schools Act University Of California IPM 2015


Author: Cheryl Reynolds

Author: Andrew Mason Sutherland

Author: Tunyalee A. MartinCalifornia requires that pest control companies providing services in schools and licensed child care centers comply with a series of laws called the H....



Company Attacks Pests With Green Techniques NPR 2007


Methods utilized to get rid of pests can be scarier than the actual pests themselves.In San Francisco, however, that’s changing. Instead of toxic sprays, one pest control company employs dogs, birth control and other innovative methods to ro....